Mike Kirschner began his creative path photographing the iconic musical artists’ of San Francisco’s psychedelic rock scene. As a result, from the mid-80s and the late-90s, he experienced the thrill of documenting such legends as The Grateful Dead and members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane and more.
Eventually, Mike discovered the thrill of street photography and later, took the reigns of the San Francisco Street Photography Group on Facebook. Since 2013, he has managed to grow its ranks to nearly 4000 members, establishing a thriving and robust community of talented photographers, including our very own SPX team… and during this past winter, he was instrumental in bringing to life the group’s first high profile exhibition, title “eXposed“, at the Harvey Milk Photo Center.
Tune in today and enjoy this fantastic conversation with our good friend, Mike Kirschner!
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Mike Kirschner Links
- Mike Kirschner Street Photography
- Mike Kirschner Music Photography
- Frankenstein Pentax
- “Long Strange Trip” – Martin Scorsese Documentary
- San Francisco Street Photography Group
- Grateful Dead
- Country Joe and the Fish
- Quick Silver Messenger Service
- Big Brother and the Holding Company
- Captain Beefheart
- Dorothea Lange
- Rian Dundon
- Roza Vulf
- Dorothea Lange – Politics of Seeing Exhibit (Oakland, CA)
- Beale Street Music Festival (Memphis TN)
- Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)